Fig Beetles are a flower scarab beetles found around much of the southwest during summer monsoons in July and August. They are colorful and seen in the daylight hours. The Fig Beetle name comes from them eating sap and fruit, which includes figs, along with prickly pear fruit. Here are some I saw on thistle… Read More FIG BEETLE
Ground Beetles are a common and widespread beetle throughout Canada and the United States. They can be found in many habitats including wetlands, forests, desert, and under rocks, leaf litter, or bark. They have forelegs adapted for dirt digging, for hunting other insects or small animals. Ground Beetles adults are nocturnal and are attracted to lights. There… Read More GROUND BEETLE
The name Pleasing Fungus Beetle derived as they are generally found where various fungi are present. There are many varieties of them, this one is a Gibbifer Californicus species. I found this one in a higher elevation rock forest area where there were many dead trees and various mushrooms present.
A Paracotalpa Puncticollis is from the family of beetles called Scarab. The sub-family are Shining Leaf Beetles. There is no common name for this particular beetle. This Paracotalpa Puncticollis was found in a high desert Pinyon-Juniper area in northern Arizona. I took these photos back in May. There are around 350,000 species of beetles in… Read More PARACOTALPA PUNCTICOLLIS